When working on cervical spine cases, it is essential that I learn all there is to know about the cervical spine. So I start reading articles, journals, text books, and tons of information on the internet. I also start calling doctors to ask questions and here their view point. Each cervical spine case is a little bit different because the surgeries performed on the patients vary. So I have to request the surgeons medical records and learn all there is to know about that individual surgery. Some cervical spine surgeries we have extensive experience with are anterior cervical discectomy and anterior cervical corpectomy operations. We have handled cases involving single level and multi-level operations.
If you or someone you know has had a cervical spine surgery that resulted in a spinal cord injury, you should give us a call to discuss your situation. Patients do not deserve bad results at the hands of a negligent surgeon. We all know that one of the risks of these types of surgeries is a spinal cord injury but that is if the surgeon followed the accepted surgical procedure also known as the standard of care.
What did your surgeon tell you before the surgery?
Did you understand what was about to happened to you?
Did your surgeon tell you they would be removing vertebrae from your neck?
Did you surgeon tell you they would be removing a disc from your neck?
Did the surgeon tell his or her complication rate?
Did the surgeon tell you that another more experienced surgeon has a better complication rate?
If you had a cervical spine surgery, hopefully, you are just fine. However, if you were injured, let us review the medical records and the operative report to see why you have a spinal cord injury after the surgery.